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Bernie Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos on the set of Morning Joe

Madoff whistleblower Markopolos on something other than a Ponzi scheme

08/25/11 01:24PM

You don't generally hear Bernie Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos talk about staying mentally and physically fit. And for good reason. He's got a lot of important stuff to talk about that doesn't relate to his exercise and dietary habits. But in the Morning Joe green room, sometimes we like to take a different route with guests and ask them stuff that isn't covered during their interview on the show.So Louis Burgdorf rapped with him about something other than helping to expose the largest Ponzi scheme in history. He talks know...that whole thing too a bit, but not exclusively. read more

Tales from the Way Too Early Emails

08/25/11 10:53AM

Each and very morning I peruse the Way Too Early inbox for your bizarre, random and heartfelt tweets, texts and emails.  I always come upon a few gems that I select to read to Willie at the end of the show. And this week did not disappoint.  Here are my Top 5 selections (feel free to share your thoughts too):5.)  Michael writes "Willie, You look so refreshed after your wedding this weekend to Kim K." (Monday)4.) One viewer writes "I'm up listening to my girlfriend argue because she is thinking that I am texting another woman, so please air this so she can go back to sleep." (Thursday)  read more

Must Read Op-Eds for August 25, 2011

08/25/11 09:32AM

OBAMA'S STUBBORN CRITICS  BY E.J. DIONNEWASHINGTON POSTYou have to ask: If unemployment were at 6 percent, would President Obama be getting pummeled for not having us back to full employment already? The question comes to mind in the wake of the Libyan rebels’ successes against Moammar Gaddafi. It’s remarkable how reluctant Obama’s opponents are to acknowledge that despite all the predictions that his policy of limited engagement could never work, it actually did... What should Obama take from this? read more